Coaster Company of America Moves to New Distribution Center
Furniture distributor relocates to new 405,000 SF facility in Northeast Fort Worth
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - September 27, 2004 - Coaster Company of America has been an importer and distributor of fine furniture in the United States and Mexico since 1979. The company offers a diverse selection of casual and formal dining furniture, entertainment centers, home theater chairs, couches, futons, bedroom sets, bunk beds, daybeds, occasional tables, curios, wall decor and many other accessories for the home. Coaster maintains regional distribution / call centers in California, Illinois, Georgia, Florida and Texas. They market their products through a retail network that covers more than 40 U.S. states and Mexico, from their seven branches in California, Illinois, New Jersey, Georgia, Florida and Texas, and through their own catalog for dealers and end-users.
In 2003 Coaster finalized negotiations with Seefried Properties on a new distribution /call center to be built on an 18-acre site in RiverPark, Seefried's 230 acre master planned Business Park located just south of the DFW International Airport. Bob Moore Construction was the General Contractor, Teague Nall & Perkins in Fort Worth performed Civil Engineering duties and Realacorp America in Atlanta, Georgia managed A/E and structural design for this 405,000 SF build-to-suit project.
"When construction started there were less than nine months before Coaster needed occupancy," said Brian Flaherty, Director of Development with Seefried Properties. "The real catch on this project was that it started raining in late fall and did not stop until late spring. Despite the weather Kyle Whitesell and Jerry Clem, Bob Moore's project management team, really came through for us. Seefried was able to grant Coaster early occupancy for rack installation, allowing them to bring in over 600 truckloads of product and begin operating out of their new facility by mid July, 2004. Meeting the client's deadline is always critical on any build-to-suit project, and Bob Moore beat it."
The new Coaster Company facility consists of 385,000 SF of warehouse space with 60 dock doors for general receiving and shipping, and parking for 60 trailers. Three oversized grade-level doors serve Coaster's "Will Call" business. The 20,000 SF finished office area includes a 15,000 SF furniture showroom, a 2,500 SF customer service area and 2,500 SF of office / breakroom space. To support Coaster's call center operations, the building is served with three 100 pair copper lines and is fiber optics capable.
"From start to finish this was a smooth project," said Kyle Whitesell, Senior Project Manager for Bob Moore Construction. "The biggest challenge we faced was the fact that the property was 1,000 feet from the closest paved road. The project was a two-way race to completion, with Seefried Properties working the road and utilities towards the facility as Bob Moore was building the shell. Brian is a true professional and did a great job of ensuring the public and communications infrastructure did not slow down the building's construction. As a result, we were able to deliver the facility ahead of schedule."
"This was the second building Bob Moore Construction has done for us in RiverPark," said Flaherty. "Bob Moore worked hard to win our business up-front and their performance and commitment to quality earned them the right to be one our preferred contractors on future projects. They were very professional throughout the process and understand the unique requirements that arise during a build-to-suit project. I know Coaster is very satisfied with their new facility which means we're very satisfied with Bob Moore."
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A recipient of the QUOIN / AGC General Contractor of the Year Award, the TEXO / AGC Summit Award for Construction Excellence and the Texas Building Branch-AGC Outstanding Construction Award, Bob Moore Construction has been one of the most respected commercial construction companies in Texas since 1946. An industry leader in tilt-up construction, the company was the first general contractor in the United States to be formally certified as a TCA Certified Company by the Tilt-up Concrete Association (TCA). Bob Moore Construction was also one of the first general contractors in North Texas to be accepted into the OSHA Local Partnership program in recognition of its superior safety program. The company's portfolio includes a wide range of commercial buildings, from warehouses and distribution centers to office buildings and retail stores. Whether it is providing general contractor, design / build or construction management services, Bob Moore Construction's goal remains the same: to deliver quality construction projects on time and in budget. Bob Moore Construction is a member of TEXO / Associated General Contractors of America, American Concrete Institute and a sustaining member of the TCA.
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